Lady Pioneers are finishing strong

By Erin Holloway

The Lady Pioneers have been clicking on all cylinders this season, with great hitting, running, pitching, and confidence.

“Hitting and defense, we need that and good team chemistry,” said assistant coach Jimmy Buckner when asked what are some pivotal elements that the Lady Pioneers need to win in tournament.

The Lady Pioneers team chemistry will be a big factor because that’s how they’ve accumulated a lot of wins this season, they know each other on the field, and they play extremely well together. Continue reading

Pioneers preparing for tournament play

By Erin Holloway

Under .500 the Pioneers have had their ups and downs, but they continue to play hard and together throughout the season.

The season is winding down and the playoffs are less than two weeks away. The Pioneers pitching is crucial to their success this postseason and they must find a flow offensively.

“Its been our one struggle all season, scoring runs, so to have a good run in the tournament we’ll have to figure out something offensively,” said head coach Ryan Hunt. Continue reading

Pioneers win three out of last five

By Erin Holloway

The Volunteer State Community College Pioneers lost three game series, 1-2, against the second team in conference, Walters State Community College, and sweeps Cumberland University JV, 2-0.

The Pioneers traveled to Morristown, Tennessee to face Walters State Community College March 22 and 23.

“Game one was really close, tied 0-0 going into the fourth. In the fifth, they got a hit, the next guy gets a walk, and the next guy hits a grand slam,” said head coach Ryan Hunt. Continue reading

Lady Vols to travel to Jackson State

By Jim Hayes

After dropping two spots to fourth place in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association softball standings, the Volunteer State Community College Lady Pioneers will travel to Jackson State Community College for a four-game series this weekend.

The Pioneers dropped three of four games at Walters State Community College March 22 and 23, by scores of 10-9 and 10-1 on Saturday before losing the first game 3-1 and taking the second 6-4 on Sunday.

“It comes down to whether or not we get the hits when we need them,” said Johnny Lynn, Vol State head coach. Continue reading

The Struggle is Real for the Baseball Team

By Erin Holloway

“We just need to start hitting better, timely hitting, and playing better defense. Our pitching is there, but we have not been hitting as well as we’d like to, and our defense is struggling,” said third baseman, Maddox Vondohlen, when asked about the Pioneers struggles this season after losing three games against Dyersburg State Community College (8-3, 2-0, and 8-2) and 1-1 against Cumberland University JV (5-4W and 3-2L)

With a record under .500 and not being able to hit consistently, the Pioneers said they are working hard in hopes of winning.

“We just need to be more consistent,” Vondohlen added. Continue reading